Whitehill Town Council’s executive committee made grants totalling £41,000 at its meeting on February 9.

Part of the town council’s grant process involves a feedback form, on which later in the year each applicant will report back to the council to confirm how the money was spent and that it was used for residents of Whitehill parish, which covers Whitehill & Bordon.

Citizens Advice East Hampshire was awarded £11,625 by the town council.

A council spokesperson said: “We were told by the chief executive of Citizens Advice East Hampshire that in the last quarter, more residents from Chase ward in central Bordon used its service for cost of living advice and support than those in any other part of East Hampshire.

“We are proud to support our community and ensure this valuable service can be provided to local residents.

“We thank Citizens Advice staff and especially volunteers, who give up their time to benefit others.”

The other Whitehill Town Council grants saw The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre awarded £18,625, Home-Start Hampshire £4,125 and the Whitehill & Bordon Community Association £6,625 for the Forest Community Centre.